Tag Archives: Industry

Brazil turns to local industry to build ventilators as China purchases fall through

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s health minister said on Wednesday that the country’s attempts to purchase thousands of ventilators from China to fight a growing coronavirus epidemic had fallen through and the government is now hoping Brazilian companies can supply the devices. Brazil’s Minister of Health Luiz Henrique Mandetta attends a news conference, amid the coronavirus… Read More »

Digital health predictions for 2020 from industry experts – Healthcare IT News

Over the past year, we’ve seen a number of initiatives that aim to accelerate the use of digital tools and services for healthcare announced in Europe and the Middle East. Most recently, the Mayo Clinic revealed that it would be working with the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company to bring the latest technologies to Shaikh Shakhbout Medical City. Meanwhile, the federal… Read More »

Public health insurance options would cut into industry margins, Moody’s says

Public healthcare options such as the ones put forward by Democratic presidential candidates would erode insurers’ revenues and profit margins, while single-payer poses an existential threat, according to a new Moody’s Investor Service report. For providers, lower reimbursement rates would decrease hospitals’ operating margins and federal prescription drug price negotiation would reduce pharmaceutical companies’ profitability.… Read More »

Industry balks at Senate proposals to boost competition, price transparency

Dive Brief: Payers and providers criticized proposed Senate bills that would ban certain contract clauses and force price transparency regulations in comments to the HELP Committee this week. Employers and health policy experts, however, said banning anticompetitive practices and making more information available would benefit patients. Industry groups differed in their response to legislation in… Read More »